Breshad Perriman: Becoming the third by being the first

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The Buccaneers have been searching for a 3rd wide receiver all year. The plan heading into the season was for free agent Breshad Perriman to be that guy. Early season struggles with dropped passes had people doubting he was fit to be on the team, let alone the 3rd wide receiver.

The Buccaneers have arguably the best wide receiver tandem in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. Because if that Perriman’s early season struggles didn’t pop up on many peoples radar. Then Mike Evans went down with a hamstring injury, then Chris Godwin succumbed to the hamstring goblin too. During that time Breshad Perriman has accounted for 215 yards and 3 TDs.

As of late Perriman has looked like a starting wide receiver. Getting open in clutch situations, breaking short passes into long plays and there’s his footwork on the sideline. Perriman has started checking the boxes needed to become the Buccaneers 3rd wide receiver. These last two games Perriman has been the go-to guy for Winston, by default but nonetheless.

Perriman had a slow start here in Tampa Bay after signing a 1 year deal with $4 million dollars. Heading into week 17 of the NFL season, that contract is looking like a bargain.

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